AUSTIN (March 10, 2012) -- Phil Forte scored 24 points, including the
final eight for Lewisville Marcus, as the Marauders won their
second consecutive Class 5A state championship, 56-52 over Fort
Bend Travis on Saturday night.
Forte scored Marcus' first eight points, then put the game away
in the final minute, making six consecutive free throws to preserve
the lead. His last two with 11 seconds left came after Travis'
Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer to pull Travis within 54-52. Forte
was named the game's most valuable player.
Lewisville Marcus (39-2) is just the fourth repeat champion in
the 32 years of the 5A tournament.
Marcus Smart scored 15 points and Nick Banyard had 10 points and
13 rebounds for Marcus.
Andrew Harrison scored 23 points for Fort Bend Travis (36-4).